Relationships that may cross professional boundaries (consensual relationships)

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The Conflicts of Interest Arising Out of Consensual Relationships policy is intended to address potential conflicts of interest related to consensual romantic, physically intimate, or sexual relationships when one individual has responsibility for supervising, directing, overseeing, evaluating, advising, or influencing the employment or educational status of the other.

Please also note: The Academic Personnel Manual 015 Part II Sections A.7 & 8 make it unacceptable for faculty to enter into a romantic or sexual relation with any student over whom a faculty member has, or should in the future reasonably expect to have, academic responsibility.

To report alleged violations of this policy, please contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination(link is external) (OPHD) in any of the following ways: